31 Jul, 2016

It is entertainment's biggest night, so the Lux Style Awards is bound to leave us with some unforgettable memories.

Here are some of the best moments:

1) At long last, Mahira's performance

It was a long, long wait to Mahira Khan's performance at the LSAs, but boy, was it worth it.

In the finale dance, she whirled and twirled effortlessly with her Ho Mann Jahaan co-star Sheharyar Munawar Siddiqui on their film's hit track 'Shakar Wandaan Re'. If we've ever complained that Mahira is too stage-managed in her public appearances, here was her cutting loose. Nearing the end, the dancing duo descended from the stage onto the front row where they pulled their friends like Humayun Saeed and Mawra Hocane out of their seats to join them. Nobody seemed able to match their moves, though!

Her earlier performance with Mohsin Abbas Haider on Bin Roye's 'Balle Balle' was just as enjoyable.

2) Mahira's Best Actress acceptance speech

Mahira's Daddy dedication was one of the most aww-worthy moments of the night.

When she came on stage to accept the Best Actress award for Sadqay Tumhare, Mahira revealed this fun fact:

"Today, for the first time, I'm not sure where he's sitting, but my father is here today."

Mahira shared when the LSA invites came in and she told her dad they weren't for anybody specific, her father offered to go along with a very sweet 'Main chaloon?'

She dedicated her win to him, thanking him for making her who she is.

3) Faysal Quraishi's Kashmir shout-out

It was a happy occasion, but Faysal Quraishi made sure to focus on the bigger picture.

When he came up to accept his Best Actor award for Rang Laaga, he dedicated his award to the people of Kashmir and said that all Pakistanis are with them in their difficult times. It was one of the most memorable acceptance speeches of the night.

4) The tribute to Amjad Sabri

Ali Zafar and Ali Sethi took the stage to deliver a resounding tribute qawwali to legendary qawwal Amjad Sabri. Candle-bearing celebs joined them on stage, and soon made way for Amjad's son, older brother and members of the Sabri gharana.

"This is a very painful moment. Amjad Sabri was 10 years younger than me," began his brother. "I don't know what kind of people can kill the innocent without remorse."

Addressing the audience, he then said, "We all must work together to rid our society of this cancer. Don't be afraid of death; it has to come to us all. We're Pakistanis, we're not afraid of death. We're only afraid of God."

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the Sabri family by the Unilever Chairman.

5) Yasir Hussain's one-liners

He killed at the LSA 2015, and he was back to grill some more celebs this year.

Yasir Hussain skewered his celeb buds about everything, from Hamza Ali Abbasi's run-in with Facebook, Mahira's best film being an ad (ouch!) and Ayesha Omar's alleged selfie obsession.

Not all his jokes went down well, though. His dig at Deepak Perwani's selfie face offended the designer.

6) Hamza Ali Abbasi winning Best Dressed Award

Glamour is one of the mainstays of the LSAs, but the Best Dressed (Male) Award actually went to the one of the most dressed down celebs, Hamza Ali Abbasi.

Of course, Hamza wrote a status about it:

This was like the LSAs going, 'Hey Hamza, we like you, just the way you are!'

And now, some moments we wish we could forget:

7) Worst joke of the night

Pakistans' biggest award show. #LSA2016 @LuxStylepk @talkingpointpk #Ayeshakhan HAPPENING NOW #LUXSTYLEAWARDS #PAKISTANINVOGUE

A video posted by PAKISTAN IN VOGUE (@pakistaninvogue) on

We've had our say about this, but this one bears repeating: calling on actors of short stature to serve as the butt of a poorly conceived joke is not the equivalent of giving them a platform to showcase their talent.

During a segment, Ayesha Khan was brought on stage with the announcement that her famously orphaned Mann Mayal character’s parents have been found. And in walked a little couple, as the punchline of that joke.

Was the host Ahmed Ali Butt implying that the joy of reuniting with long-lost parents be lessened if they turned out to be little people? Where's the sense in that?

8) Helium highs

And this was a segment that was just plain awkward.

For some comic relief, Maya Ali and Osman Kahlid Butt were asked to inhale some helium and sing the Diyar-e-Dil OST. Maya tried for a few seconds before bursting into a fit of giggles. We're glad she found it funny. Because for us, it was just embarrassing to watch.


Ali Jul 31, 2016 03:25pm
going downward every year,,
Jawad pakistani Jul 31, 2016 03:37pm
Hamza black salwar kameez
Awkward Jul 31, 2016 09:05pm
They look better in Pakistani dresses.
Noor Jahan Jul 31, 2016 11:08pm
Award should be given to Sajjal on her acting in "Kudah Dekh Raha Hai". Sajjal's acting was wonderful and the story of the "Kuda Dekh Raha Hai is great too.
Omrna Aug 01, 2016 04:37am
when can we watch this on youtube?
zafar iqbal Aug 01, 2016 06:07am
Very sad to see the way some of the women are dressed in vulgar VB western costumes. This is not allowed in Islam. This type of show should be banned.
proud indian Aug 01, 2016 11:59pm
hamza ali abbassi should just quit. He is such a bore.
Apache Aug 02, 2016 07:07pm
Ali Zafar paying tribute to Sabri?!! Seriously??!
Kashif Aug 02, 2016 08:15pm
Nimra Bucha should have won the best supporting role. The winner had 5 scenes in total in JPNA. Highly doubt the authenticity of these awards.
Jimmyali Aug 03, 2016 12:03am
Sailani Aug 03, 2016 04:52am
@zafar iqbal Here is another vulgar preacher, why were you watching it? You can always switch your TV to another show or turn it off.